CHS Counseling

 
 
 
 
 
 
Are you interested in test prep or help with your college essay?  Click on the CHS ENRICHMENT CLASSES button below for classes offered by CHS faculty.   
SENIOR PARENT/GUARDIAN NIGHT (IN PERSON OUTSIDE IN THE CHS COURTYARD)

Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the CHS Auditorium

Join us to review the college application process and learn the answers to frequently asked questions. Topics include Naviance, college search criteria, how your child’s transcript will be evaluated, standardized testing, letters of recommendation, essay writing, how to complete applications, deadlines, how to send transcripts, apply for financial aid and scholarships.

RSVP by clicking calendly.com/burfeindt. RSVP is a must in order to ensure that we follow proper social distancing and safety measures due to COVID.

CHS BACK TO SCHOOL PARENT/GUARDIAN SURVEY 

We're here to support you and your family as we return to school. Parents/Guardians please take a few minutes and complete this survey by Thursday, September 30. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

SENIORS: Now is the time to check-in with your school counselor to update them on your plans after high school! College? Career? Please use the links below to sign up for an individual or group meeting time in the next month.

Ms. Boyll calendly.com/boylljea-chs

Mr. Corea calendly.com/corea-chs

Ms. Fisk calendly.com/fisk-chs (Ms. Fisk is going on maternity leave at the beginning of November - best to get in now to see her!)

Ms. Klemm calendly.com/klemm-chs

Ms. Lenehan calendly.com/lenehan-chs (Ms. Lenehan is going on maternity leave at the beginning of November - best to get in now to see her!)

Ms. Milk calendly.com/milk-1 (Ms. Milk is our new counselor who replaced Ms. Asher.  Make an appointment to get to know her and so she can get to know you!)

 

*Note: Naviance has updated its procedures for requesting teacher letters of recommendation. Previous requests from the Spring and Summer have been deleted in Naviance and must be re-requested for each college to which students are applying. Your counselors are here to help with this process. Make an appointment today using the links above through Calendly to make sure your teacher requests are entered properly in Naviance.

INTERESTED IN THE US MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY?
There will be a virtual information session on Tuesday, September 28 at 6:30 pm.  To register for the session, please use this link

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) EXAMS will be administered from May 2 through May 13, 2022.  The AP exam registration and payment will be open from September 15, 2021 through October 27, 2021.  The cost is $96 per exam.  

 

STEP 1 JOIN COURSE SECTION (this should have been completed with your AP exam teacher already).

STEP 2 AP EXAM PAYMENT (at home) Students go to https://aptsusa.com/cranford/ to pay for exams.

 
"Everything You Need to Know About College Financial Aid" virtual workshop
October 4th @7:00pm. 
 
Even if you cannot attend live, you will receive an email the next day with the recording along with slides from the presentation (but you still need to register!)
 
We strongly recommend that you watch the webinar before submitting your financial aid applications. 
FYI: There is no deadline at any college in the country before November 1st
 
Among other things, financial aid experts will discuss: 
 
TOPICS COVERED:
 
(1) What common mistakes NOT to make on your financial aid applications that cost families money every year
(2) Will you qualify for financial aid & How to maximize aid eligibility
(3) How do the Ivys, NESCACs and other elite schools award money?
(4) What to do if you don't qualify for financial aid?
(5) How to present assets on financial aid applications – Home, 529’s, retirement, etc.
(6) Which colleges are the most generous?
(7) How to leverage colleges against one another
(8) Overview and timeline of the financial aid process
(9) FAFSA & CSS/PROFILE tips and timelines
(9) Live Q & A
(10) NEW - Changes as of 1/06/21 to the financial aid process you NEED to know about
 
Click below to register:
Click here to register for financial aid webinar